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Physical Activity Interest Group

Group members can share ideas about increasing physical activity in their communities and find physical activity-related resources and updates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This group is moderated by staff from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Physical Activity for Older Adults

Earlier this year, ODPHP collaborated with Connect Extension on a webinar, Increasing Physical Activity Among Older Adults. In this webinar, participants were introduced to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults, learned a summary of key strategies to increase physical activity among older adults, and the webinar highlighted Move Your Way® resources that Extension professionals can use to promote physical activity in their work. Additionally, the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri Extension programs shared details on their efforts to promote physical activity and healthy aging.

Below we’ve linked the resources and tools that were shared during the webinar.

Midcourse Report and Move Your Way®

Comment below to tell us how you’ve engaged older adults in physical activity and any resources that have helped along the way!

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Thank you for the invite to present! Because of this webinar, we get to travel to NMSU to train their Extension Service in Extension Get Fit. I'm loving the opportunity to collaborate across states!

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